Natural generation Edit
Goats spawn on grass blocks at light levels of 9 or more with at least 2 block space above. They often spawn in groups of 4 during world generation, which includes males, females and kids.
Goats are small mobs based on real-life goats. They come in a range of colors, such as white, grey, and brown, and are separated by gender; males have longer horns than females.
Goats drop 0-2 leather upon death. They drop 1 to 3 experience when killed by a player or tamed wolf.
Goats wander around aimlessly, avoiding cliffs high enough to cause fall damage, and usually stay out of water. They are one of the few mobs that are separated by gender; males and females have different behavior. Much like Minecraft sheep, goats can be heard bleating occasionally.
If attacked by the player, a male goat will ram at you using their horns. Males have much larger horns than female goats, and while females can be milked, males can not. If you attempt to milk a male goat, it will attack you.
Goats are attracted to item entities floating on the ground, and will eat any item nearby, including diamonds. Therefore, it's recommended to keep your valuables in a chest to keep them safe from goats. A goat will also follow you if you have any edible item in hand. Goats can also be leashed, but the goat may eat the lead if it breaks.
Male goats will fight between themselves, but they don't take damage by doing so. This is characterised by the goats lowering their heads, raising their tails and charging at each other. When a goat gets knocked back by another goat, it is possible for one to get knocked over a fence, so a higher wall or separation of males would be suggested for containment.
Goats can be tamed by feeding them any edible food item. The goat will then be able to be named. To change the goat's name, right-click on it whilst holding a book or a medallion. To heal a hurt goat, feed it with any edible item.
Despite there being male and female goats, they cannot be bred by any means.
- Since goats eat any item on the ground, they can be useful if you have lots of unneeded items such as dirt or leather and you want to get rid of them.
- When harvesting crops, be sure there are no goats nearby or else they will eat the items.
- Since goats eat every item they find, this explains why real-life goats have a strange diet (they are willing to eat almost everything, even tin cans).
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